Sony has just announced the PlayStation Vita TV; it’s based on the Vita’s hardware and plays Vita games, as well as anything compatible with our favourite handheld. This tiny box (6.5cm x 10.5cm) offers access to entertainment services too, though most of the ones listed are Japan-exclusive. PlayStation 4 streaming functionality – utilizing a second TV without having to move the console – is also present, making this a must-buy for anyone wanting more options for gaming without all the work.
It supports output at 480p, 720p and 1080i resolution and it’ll cost about 9,480 yen (around $100 USD) when released in Japan on November 14th (no word on pricing or release elsewhere).
A separate bundle including a DualShock 3 and 8GB memory card is priced at 14,280 yen (about $145).